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News | September 11, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Region Linked to Eggs from Alabama Farm

By Staff

Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Region Linked to Eggs from Alabama Farm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with various local and state partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to shell eggs.

According to FDA’s latest update on September 10th, 14 illnesses have been confirmed. Two people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The outbreak has been linked to egg producer Gravel Ridge Farms in Cullman, AL. The farm has recalled its cage-free, large eggs dating back to June 25, 2018. On September 6, FDA notified the producer that the product they supplied may be contaminated with Salmonella.  

FDA’s recommendation is to not eat any recalled shell eggs produced by Gravel Ridge Farms. Consumers who believe they are in possession of the affected eggs should throw them out--regardless of the date stamped on the package. Eggs can also be returned to the retail location for a refund. Recalled eggs were sold at retailers and restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. See the official recall notice and retail locations.

More on egg safety:
Egg Safety: Avoiding Shell Shock at Retail 
A Closer Look at Egg Safety

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